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From the early 1960s Richter worked in a Photo-Realist style in which he copied black and white photographs onto canvas. Gradually he became fascinated with the grey-white structure of the paint and began to blur the contours of his subjects, as in this painting of a chair, or to copy out-of-focus photographs.


Title The Chair
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 19
Dimensions (general) Thickness : 2 cm
Width : 70 cm
Height : 90 cm
Makers Artist: Gerhard Richter
Accession number 2824 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1974
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1974
Age maker About 33 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Gerhard Richter: Panorama (venue 2) (2012)
Gerhard Richter: Panorama (venue 3) (2012)
Gerhard Richter: Panorama (venue 1) (2011)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Gerhard Richter

Waltersdorf 1932